NB community college network now autonomous

June 1, 2010

On Monday, New Brunswick's community college system officially became 2 autonomous institutions after final legal details were worked out this past weekend. Now operating independently from the provincial government, the New Brunswick Community College and the Coll├Ęge communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick networks will each be led by a president and governed by a board of governors. NB's minister of PSE says there are several advantages to college autonomy, such as having easier access to federal government and private-sector funding, and the ability to work more closely with industry to develop more applied and technical programs that will prepare students for in-demand jobs. NB News Release | Times & Transcript